Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
The New American Isolationism
Analysis and Commentary

The New American Isolationism

by Russell A. Bermanvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Obama administration’s foreign policy will have dangerous consequences in the Middle East.

Economics Abstract
Analysis and Commentary

Sugar Mountain

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Last Saturday I got to go to the biannual meeting of the Macro-Finance Society. This is a great new effort spearheaded by outstanding young macro-finance researchers.

Green Energy
Analysis and Commentary

Adaptation Key to Dealing With Climate Change

by Terry Andersonvia USA Today
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In his weekly radio address, President Obama continued his war on climate change and prepared for the battle in Congress for regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gases by as much as 25% over 15 years. "As president, and as a parent, I refuse to condemn our children to a planet that's beyond fixing."

water
Analysis and Commentary

My Small Victory

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

People in my area of California yesterday voted on Measure O. Here's the exact wording of the measure:

Flying ideas
Analysis and Commentary

The troubling plight of the modern university

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Employment rates for college graduates are dismal. Aggregate student debt is staggering. But university administrative salaries are soaring. The campus climate of tolerance has utterly disappeared. Only the hard sciences and graduate schools have salvaged American universities' international reputations.

Golden Gate Bridge
Analysis and Commentary

Top Takeaways from California’s Primary

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Last night was primary night in California kicking off the 2014 election season.   For some, races are too still close to call. For others, last night featured little drama. Here are some of the top takeaways.

US Political Parties
Analysis and Commentary

Partisan Politics, Bad Ideas & the Bergdahl Swap

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Thursday, June 5, 2014

President Obama’s exchange of 5 high-ranking Taliban murderers for a soldier who possibly was a deserter and collaborator encapsulates everything that is wrong with this administration’s foreign policy. The serial failures of the past 5 years reflect a toxic brew of partisan politics and naïve ideology.

Interviews
Blue map of California
Interviews

Carson Bruno on Opinion Journal

interview with Carson Brunovia Wall Street Journal Live
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hoover research fellow Carson Bruno discusses the California primaries on Wall Street Journal Live.

Hillary Clinton
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on Garrison Radio

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hoover senior fellow discusses US politics on Garrison.

In the News
Barack Obama
In the News

Obama, Like Predecessors, Faces Tough Choices on Promoting Democracy

quoting Larry Diamondvia Washington Post
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

WARSAW — Surrounded by throngs celebrating Poland’s quarter-century of democracy, President Obama on Wednesday pledged not only to defend Eastern Europe against new threats but to support democratic movements throughout the world.

GOP Image
In the News

G.O.P. Nominee for Governor Faces an Uphill Climb in California

quoting Bill Whalenvia New York Times
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Neel Kashkari, the newly named Republican nominee for governor of California, has a big task ahead of him: start remaking a party that does not hold a single statewide office, wields almost no power in the State Legislature and has suffered a seemingly inexorable erosion of its share of the state’s registered voters, now at just over 28 percent.

California flag
In the News

Ashley Swearengin leads, but controller race still too close to call

quoting Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ever since Jim Brulte became chairman of the California Republican Party last year, he's been careful to set low expectations. With limited resources and declining voter registration, he's said, the party must slowly rebuild at the local level.